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We’ve been following the fire’s effects on homelessness, and spring is usually an important time for those providing shelter services. For many counties across California, spring means the numbers from the 2019 homeless Point-in-Time count are starting to roll in. But not in Butte County, which had to delay its count due to the deadly Camp Fire. KQED’s Michelle Wiley reports.


Adia White

It’s hard to know what the new Paradise will be once it’s rebuilt and to know how many people will stay. For some possible insight we turn to a place that’s a year ahead in its fire recovery efforts.


Marc Albert

Today, those determined to return home are gathering to talk about reconstruction the town. But many residents also met earlier this week at Paradise Alliance Church to weigh in on recovery plans. NSPR’s Marc Albert has more on both meetings.


Camp Fire Debris Cleanup Hits Hurdle

Apr 18, 2019
Noah Berger / AP Photo

The deadline to sign up for the state’s debris removal program passed earlier this week. Roughly 500 people still have not signed up to get debris removed from their property. Butte County officials are now considering gaining access to people’s homes through more extreme measures, as KQED’s Sonja Hutson reports.

Marc Albert


Paradise residents, many determined to return home, gathered at the Paradise Alliance Church Tuesday evening, where they weighed in on the Camp Fire recovery plans.


“Executive Directive 51,” signed by President George W. Bush on May 4, 2007, establishes a policy on the continuity of government structures in the event of a “catastrophic emergency.”

Professional photographer Michael Agliolo has written his second book of fiction, a thriller called “The 51st Directive.”

Marc Albert

For roughly 20 families, Monday was finally move-in day. The accommodations aren’t luxurious, but there’s a feeling that five months after the Camp Fire, progress is tangible.  


In Oroville, a stone’s throw from California’s second largest reservoir, Marianne Warner was sporting the broad grin you’d expect on a lottery winner.

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As a result of the 2018 Camp Fire, the town of Paradise has been demolished and the community has been dispersed throughout the North State region and across California. For the purposes of documenting the Camp Fire from the perspectives of the individuals who experienced the natural disaster, the Camp Fire Oral History Project (CFOHP) will capture and preserve the voices of survivors affected by the November 2018 disaster. The CFOHP will gather the stories of those directly impacted by the disaster, evacuees and first responders, together in a central location.

NSPR Celebrates 50 Years

Apr 14, 2019

North State Public Radio celebrates 50 years of informing and enriching the Northern California area. For the last five decades, NSPR has provided news, information and cultural programming of the highest quality to serve our community.


Many voices have been carried over these airwaves during the last five decades -- and we'll be planning to celebrate them all.


Common Ground For Common Good Archives

Apr 14, 2019

2018 (North Valley Community Foundation & Shasta Regional Community Foundation)